Through a holistic approach to business and commitment to the concept of corporate social responsibility, organisations can make a direct contribution to the local area by contributing to economic development and making a positive impact on society as a whole.

Not only is this beneficial for the local area, but corporate social responsibility can also make businesses more profitable through partnerships with community groups and third sector organisations.

Invest ESSEX works with partners to support causes in the local community and this year are proud to work alongside organisations such as Kids Inspire, the Wilderness Foundation and Young Enterprise. Invest ESSEX has also worked with other charities including Little Havens Hospice, MacMillan Cancer Research, Dacon Trust and LEPRA.

Kids Inspire

Invest ESSEX have and continue to support the charity Kids Inspire through fundraising, building their profile, and assisting with a move to new premises for Kids Inspire.

As part of Invest ESSEX’s support, two members of the Invest ESSEX team took part in a tandem skydive in May 2019, raising £3,857 which will go towards specialist support, therapy, mentors and treatment plans for children and young people in Essex.

Click here to read more about the skydive.

The Invest ESSEX team also attended Kids Inspire’s corporate charity quiz in October 2019 and were pleased to come out as victors ahead of stiff competition!

To find out more about this charity, which supports young people in Essex who are recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health difficulties, click here.

Invest ESSEX have really shone the light on how corporate support can positively impact a charity in more ways than just funding – thank you. You will be our shining example moving forward.

Emily Patel
Communications and Marketing Officer
Kids Inspire

Wilderness Foundation

The Wilderness Foundation is a charity based in Chelmsford which promotes the benefits and enjoyment of wild nature.

Invest ESSEX took part in one of the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘corporate days’ in Spring 2019 and have provided them with additional support. We also facilitated a leadership course which took place in October 2019 at the Wilderness Foundation.

The Wilderness Foundation, which is based in Chelmsford, were one of the chosen charities for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding in May 2018.

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise, established in 1962, is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity, reaching over 250,000 young people every year. Invest ESSEX Location Services Director, David Rooke, will serve once again as one of the judges in deciding the winner of the Young Enterprise Essex Company of the Year County Final.

Other charities

Invest ESSEX has also worked with charities including Dacon TrustLEPRA, Little Havens Hospice and MacMillan Cancer Research.

For more information about Invest ESSEX’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, feel free to contact us here.